By Sean-Paul Doran
Hundreds of people turned up to welcome Her Majesty The Queen to Manchester Town Hall this afternoon.
Here's a selection of images from her arrival at Albert Square, shortly before going inside the Town Hall for lunch.
OUT IN FORCE: Hundreds flood Albert Square to see Her Majesty
PERFORMANCE: Greater Manchester Police band greet HRH with music
LESS IMPRESSED: Republic protesters with Make Monarchy History banner
ECSTATIC RECEPTION: Hundreds with their cameras in the air as HRH arrives
LUNCH BREAK: The Queen goes into Manchester Town Hall for something to eat
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